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No dual-motor for standard battery?

dhanson865

Active Member
Feb 16, 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
So from the recent release my understanding is that dual-motor are not yet (if ever be) available for standard battery (220mi range) Model 3 correct?

it'll happen, we don't know when but we do know the price

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MXWing

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Oct 13, 2016
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USA
I want a SR Model 3 with AWD and so does everyone else.

Everyone seems to also want all the PM3 Production in Q3 and Q4.

So based on the wants and desires of everyone -

No one is getting a SR Model 3 with AWD with the full tax credit. :)
 

shrspeedblade

Rideshare Monkey
Sep 29, 2015
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CA, United States
Keep in mind that the way things are looking a whole ****load of people will qualify for the $3750 of tax credit for the entire first half of 2019, which could be a large percentage of those who currently have a reservation. Some of the people will be losing near nothing (except from pulled out hair from waiting!) as they wouldn't be able to take advantage of the full $7500 anyway.
 

drawfour

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Mar 10, 2018
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Seattle, WA
That car is only 40,000 vs 49,000 before taxes.

Huge difference in price. I can’t afford it but 40k is a toy or extra car for some people in the community.
I understand it's more than 20% more expensive. I realize that not everyone can afford that, and that even for people who can afford it, they don't need the extra range and thus don't find $9k to be worth it for something they won't use.

You just made it sound like your needs/wants and everyone else's are the same. They're not. I do not want standard range. This vehicle is going to be my daily commuter but also my road trip vehicle. I do not want to spend another road trip in my wife's Prius. And I would be in danger of that with only 220 miles of range. If Tesla offered a 400-mile version (Extended Long Range), I would be tempted to get it, depending on extra cost.
 

MXWing

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Oct 13, 2016
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I understand it's more than 20% more expensive. I realize that not everyone can afford that, and that even for people who can afford it, they don't need the extra range and thus don't find $9k to be worth it for something they won't use.

You just made it sound like your needs/wants and everyone else's are the same. They're not. I do not want standard range. This vehicle is going to be my daily commuter but also my road trip vehicle. I do not want to spend another road trip in my wife's Prius. And I would be in danger of that with only 220 miles of range. If Tesla offered a 400-mile version (Extended Long Range), I would be tempted to get it, depending on extra cost.

I’m bullish TSLA on my option trades. I have to hope I am able to read the consumers well enough as a whole.
 

drawfour

Member
Mar 10, 2018
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Seattle, WA
I’m bullish TSLA on my option trades. I have to hope I am able to read the consumers well enough as a whole.
Well, Tesla probably has the best knowledge of what kinds of configurations people are waiting for, since they have information from people who have been invited and from people who just have a reservation but no invite. But they've not said anything to the public, so your opinion on what people want and my opinion are just our best guesses. You may be right, and perhaps 50% of the reservation holders out there just want SR. Maybe it's 80%. I'm only commenting that it seems highly unlikely that "everyone" (or even almost everyone) wants AWD SR.

In my opinion, the majority of people who will buy a Tesla Model 3 will be replacing an existing vehicle, and will not be buying it in addition to what they have. So it needs to fulfill whatever requirements the previous vehicle fulfilled. Part of that very well will be long distance trips, and the LR goes a long way to fill that gap. There are superchargers to get you there even on SR, and more and more will be coming online in the next year or two, but the stops take time. LR helps cut that down.

I guess we'll see in another year, as the SRs start rolling out, and Tesla starts giving out numbers for what kinds of cars they are selling.
 

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